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International Sport Law and Business Conference 2010

The International Sport Law and Business Conference 2010 is happening between September 6-7, 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey. This event is a combination of the following organizations: “Istanbul University Law Faculty Centre of Comparative Law, Moroglu-Arseven Istanbul Law Firm, Nomos LLC, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Sport Management Graduate Program, and the International Association of Sports Law (IASL)” (http://istanbul2010.islbc.org/).

According to the website above, these are some of the suggested topics to be discussed (again, these are taken directly from the Istanbul 2010 website):

  • International sport governance and policy, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and legal challenges/conflicts
  • Self-regulation of sport v governmental intervention
  • Political science, economy, and international relations in the context of sport and international governing bodies
  • Change management and organisational decision-making in sport institutions and governing bodies
  • Human rights and sport, discrimination and classification, age, colour, disability, gender identification, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status issues
  • Athletes’ migration, transfers, restrictions, and governing bodies’ regulatory frameworks’ legal/policy challenges
  • Foreign policy, immigration law, citizenship, naturalisation, “home-grown” rules, and foreign players’ limits in sport leagues
  • Players’ agents, licensing systems, legal and ethical challenges
  • Players’ and coaches’ contracts, trends and contemporary problems
  • Sport labour and unionisation
  • Intellectual Property in the digital age, public domain extensions, entertainers’ and athletes’ rights of publicity
  • Gaming and Massively Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Games
  • Gambling, sport betting, liberalisation v state monopolies, and licensing systems’ legal/policy challenges
  • Tax and Real Estate law, sport facility financing, state subsidisation, and debt management
  • Bankruptcy Law, special liquidation mechanisms for insolvent sport clubs, and state intervention
  • Competition-Antitrust Law, exemptions, and specificity of sport
  • Interscholastic and intercollegiate sport and education policy issues
  • Torts, negligence and institutional liability, safety v privacy, defamation, assault and battery in sport
  • Criminal Law and sport culture, hooliganism, violence, and legal/policy interventions
  • Doping, performance-enhancing substances, genetic manipulation, new science, and drug-testing systems’ legal/policy challenges
  • Risk Management, insurance, and economics
  • Sport Communications, Broadcasting, New Media, and legal, policy, marketing, management, and financial challenges
  • Entrepreneurship in the sport industry
  • Strategic Management, human resource management, and competition in the sport industry
  • Sport Marketing innovation, ambush marketing, and sponsorship
  • Sport economics and forecasting
  • Sport analytics, statistics, and research methods’ applications in sport
  • Litigation and procedural strategies in sport.

See the above link for more information. Should be a great event.

Again, to reiterate, all this information is taken from the event website, these are not my own words.

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  1. June 11, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Indeed, it should be a very productive and promising event, Dan, and thank you for the announcement. As a sneak preview, and with program and participants/keynote speakers’ updates to follow on the ISLBC website, be advised that featured contributors include several key sport industry stakeholders from the US and the international sport industry, very knowledgeable Faculty colleagues, experienced practitioners in law and business, international sport federations representatives, CAS arbitrators (including Ad Hoc panel members for the Olympic Games and the World Cup), NCAA representatives, and what is currently morphing into an international sport labor summit, with basketball union representatives from both sides of the pond leading the way, other sports contributing, and we are going to great lengths to find appropriate representatives from female sports’ unions… At tough times ahead financially for all constituents, the issues discussed will assist our attendees carefully form their strategic approaches, develop research and practice directions accordingly, and esp. the labor sessions will hopefully even yield some “rules of engagement”, commonly acceptable practices and principles to which players, agents, club administrators, et al. need to subscribe in view of the challenges our industry faces.
    I need to add that the submissions for the conference from Faculty and especially from PhD/JD/MBA/Grad students have been impressive, along the lines of contemporary issues, rich and profound in theory, norm-challenging, very powerful and exciting for further comparative interdisciplinary research across several disciplines.
    More over the website over the next few weeks. Thanks again for the plug-in, and best wishes for the summer season.

  2. June 12, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Tassos,
    Thank you for the comment. This will be a great event, I have no doubt. Keep up the good work.

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